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Classic photographs of all sorts of bridges from The Francis Frith Collection, spanning modest streams, rivers and broad estuaries. They include footbridges, clapper bridges, pack-horse bridges, medieval arched bridges, toll bridges, decorative Palladian bridges, suspension bridges, bascule bridges, canal bridges, and railway bridges. Evocative and atmospheric, these stunning images show British engineering at its most innovative and graceful.

Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

The photo 'Newcastle upon Tyne, the Quayside 1928' appears in this book.

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The arrival of a ship for loading or unloading brought the Quayside to life. The steam lorry belonging to brewers William McEwan & Co might be a clue to the cargo. McEwans was founded in 1856 at the Fountain Brewery, Edinburgh; the beers were sold under two names, McEwans or Younger, depending on the area. This means that McEwan 80/- is the same as Younger IPA and McEwan 70/- is identical to Younger Scotch Bitter.

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Other Memories from Newcastle upon Tyne

I was born in Moorland Crescent in the 1950’s. This council housing estate was built a few decades earlier and has a variety of different style good quality houses. Most people had nice gardens with flowers etc and we had vegetables and fruit bushes in the back garden. On summer nights it was not uncommon for the streets to be full of kids playing as most people had big families. Also there were ...see more

I'm trying to discover any information at all about these two soft drinks producers, which I understand were from the Newcastle area; H. Rowe Ltd and Muters. Any help would be appreciated!

Added 17 August 2020
My mother, Margaret (Peggy) Goulden nee Gray went to Manchester during the war with Maud Blackburn who lived off Scotsford Road. She lost touch with her many years ago and today mentioned her. Any information would be gratefully received.

doe,s anybody remember the tug boat the conrquer paddle steam tug I worked on it for a short time. we used to bring the big coal ships from the mouthe of the tyne. I think I have spelled the name wrong but somebody out there will remember or have a photo cheers tara

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